Adult Mental Health First Aid

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Adult Mental Health First Aid Course (AMHFA 001)

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. Our course won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening. You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Learning Outcomes: Module 1: 

  • Why mental health first aid?
  • The mental health first aid action plan
  • What is mental health?
  • Impact of mental health issues, stigma & Discrimination
  • What is depression?
  • Symptoms of depression
  • Risk factors for depression
  • Depression in the Workplace

Module 2:

  • Suicide figures
  • Alcohol, drugs & mental health
  • First aid for suicidal crisis
  • Non-judgemental listening skills
  • First aid for depression
  • Treatment & resources for depression
  • Self-care

Module 3:

  • What is an anxiety disorder?
  • First aid for anxiety disorders
  • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
  • Alcohol, Drugs & Anxiety disorders
  • Treatment/Resources for anxiety disorders
  • Cognitive distortions & CBT
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders

Module 4:

  • What is psychosis?
  • Risk factors for psychosis
  • Alcohol, drugs & psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Warning signs of developing psychosis
  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
  • Treatment & resources for psychosis
  • Recovery & building resources
  • Action planning for using MHFA
  • Delivery Method: The course is largely theory based, but will include a wide range of varied activities ( 15 hrs – 2 days)
  • Prerequisite: None, just an open mind
  • Awarding Body: Mental Health England
  • Assessment: Assessment book will be completed throughout the course and then at the end of the two days these papers will be submitted to Mental Health England for certification
  • Certification: Each successful delegate will receive Adult Mental Health First Aider certificate from Mental Health England

About our Trainers Qualifications & Experience:

  • the trainer is a Dr and also an educational psychologist.
  • has over 20 years experience in the health and social care sector specifically working with individuals with mental health issues and learning difficulties.
Adult Mental Health First Aid

To request a course price quotation: Please phone: 01760 751093 to speak to a member of our team. Or you can email us via our “Contact Us Page” or our admin team directly on: